Don’t let a dental emergency blindside you. While you can’t necessarily plan for or prevent emergencies, it does help to know what to do when one occurs. Not all dental offices are available for their patients during emergencies, but our team is dedicated to caring for patients whenever they need us. If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, contact Admire Dental right away. If your case is urgent and time sensitive, we will do our utmost to see you immediately. But in most cases, we can walk patients through first aid and pain management over the phone. That way we can schedule them in during regular office hours.
What Constitutes an Emergency?
We consider any painful or traumatic dental injury or oral health concern to be an emergency. Each patient’s pain threshold is different, but it’s always better to schedule an emergency visit than to wait and risk further damage. Some of the dental emergencies we see most often include:
- Knocked out, cracked, or broken teeth;
- Knocked out, cracked, or broken dental restorations (crowns, inlays, bridges, etc);
- Damaged partial or full dentures;
- Severe toothache that may be indicative of root canal infection;
- Soft tissue injuries.